Frequently Asked Questions

Personal Injury FAQ

At what point should I contact an attorney?
It is important to contact an attorney as soon as you can. After an accident, you may be facing extensive medical care. You may have been contacted by the other party's insurance company for a statement. It is crucial that you consult an attorney immediately so your rights and interests are protected. This can help ensure higher financial recovery and therefore more money to pay medical costs and living expenses while you are injured.

I believe that I may have been at fault in the accident. Can I still file a claim?
Even if you believe that you were partially responsible in the accident, it is still helpful to contact a lawyer regarding filing a claim. It may be discovered during an accident reconstruction that you were actually not at fault. It may also be possible to still recover compensation even if you were partially at fault. Either way, your lawyer can evaluate your case to determine what to do.

What is my injury case worth?
The value of your case will vary depending on numerous factors. The extent of your injuries, the accident itself, medical costs and the long-term effects of your injuries will all affect what your case may be worth. To determine your chances of financial recovery, a skilled personal injury attorney will need to conduct a thorough evaluation and investigation of your case.

What types of accident and injury cases does your firm handle?
The Rogan Law Firm represents accident and injury victims throughout Northeast Pennsylvania with a variety of claims, including: auto accidents, catastrophic injuries, medical malpractice, premises liability, slip and fall, dog bites, defective drugs and wrongful death. Some of the specific cities we cover include Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Milford and Stroudsburg.

What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice refers to negligent conduct by medical professionals. A doctor, nurse, or other medical professional's failure to provide a standard, acceptable level of care may be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit, when this negligence results in injury to a patient. Medication errors, failure to diagnose, birth injuries and surgical injuries are all forms of medical malpractice.